Henry “Hank” Owen Swan, age 87, passed away peacefully at home July 14, 2021.
Hank was born in Neillsville, WI to Frank Swan and Mary White on September 29, 1933. Henry was united in marriage to the love of his life, Geri Miner. Hank served in the Army in 1953. After his honorable discharge, he went on to work for Mathy Construction for several years.
In Hank’s downtime, he enjoyed reading the La Crosse Tribune and the Banner Journal. An avid reader, he especially enjoyed Western novels. Hank was dedicated to the traditional way of life and especially enjoyed going to feasts and medicine dances. He also looked forward to his weekend Bingo sessions.
Hank is survived by daughters, Cyndi Hovde, Pamela Anderson, and Brenda Bruce; sons, Howard (Wendy) Bell, and Steven (Carrie) Bell; his loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and many friends.
Hank was preceded in death by his wife, Geri; daughter Kay Bell; and two son-in-laws, Mike and Duane.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021 at the Swan Homestead, N6575 Leicht Road in Black River Falls with Elliott Garvin officiating. Burial will follow in the Decorah cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.
The Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.